Elevation: 4,473 ft
GPS: 36.129, -115.487 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: John Hegyes on Apr 22, 2005
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

Flight Path Area on Bridge Mountain has at least ten quality routes rated from 5.6 to 5.10-, mixed and trad. Most of the routes are broken up into a couple smaller areas, where groups of four routes share common belay/rappel anchors. This is ideal if you'd like to lead up a moderate route and then set up top roping on several more difficult ones. The routes face east and only get sun in the morning. Nearby routes exist to the north in Gemstone Gully and to the south in Stick Gully.

Getting There

From the Pine Creek parking lot, the Flight Path Area is located on Bridge Mountain, well to the right of Straight Shooter Wall. An approach could be made via Straight Shooter, but involves bushwhacking. The preferred way involves taking the Pine Creek trail west, toward Mescalito, then hanging a right (north) about a half mile up the trail, on to the Dale Trail. About a quarter mile up the Dale Trail, which parallels the massif, as you drop into a streambed, look for a climbers trail that branches left, toward the crags. This trail is well marked by cairns. Look at Flight Path from here and observe the weakness in the red cliff band below it. Follow the trail up the cliff to the area. This approach takes 30 minutes.

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Doug Foust
Henderson, Nevada
Doug Foust   Henderson, Nevada
In the Handren guide, Belief in Proportion to the Evidence, Common Bond of Circumstance, and Radio Free Kansas lines are not shown correctly on the picture. Jan 10, 2010
Rprops
North Las Vegas
Rprops   North Las Vegas
Excellent wall(s) of moderate trad. It's never crowded, and I have seen sheep every single time I have climbed there. Dec 8, 2016
Idaho Bob
McCall, ID
Idaho Bob   McCall, ID
The photo on page 259 of the latest Handren guidebook incorrectly locates some routes. #8 is Common Bond of Circumstance, #9 is Radio Free Kansas. Belief in Proportion to the Evidence is not shown but is the left most bolted line on the face. #10 on the photo is a climb we call Return to Sender, 5.7. Oct 8, 2018